Tag Archives: Garage Rock

Interview – Nick Leet – Pasadena ’68 & Dakota Shakedown


By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Karyn Hjelden

Sometimes a social media post is so thought provoking, or utterly honest that it sticks with you and doesn’t let go. That was my reaction when I read a Facebook post last year by local musician Nick Leet of Dakota Shakedown and Pasadena ’68. I even messaged him about it. I won’t share the original post to protect the innocent, but it stripped down WHY he will continue to make music even when it seems like the odds are all stacked against it. Even in an era when an artist as successful as Mason Jennings is questioning its feasibility. Continue reading

Listen – Jill – Yer Name

From many local connections, the debut single from Jill – “Yer Name”. Featuring Pat Dougherty on bass (Fairfax, AK) and John Peters on drums (engineer for Har-di-Har, Fire in the Northern Firs, Walker Fields, Dosh, Tabah, and a bunch of other cool local bands).



Listen – France Camp – Marisha

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Review – Narco States – Wicked Sun


By Evan Verploegh

Narco States’ Wicked Sun record oozes an ideal concoction of aggressive garage-rock and eerie psychedelia. In the Minneapolis band’s first LP release, they prove emphatically that they have not only a high level of musicianship, but an experimental, genre-spanning sound that has a firm root of 1960’s influence. Continue reading